Basically we were told Shane is "socially mature and academically advanced" exact words that came out of his teachers mouth. He tested at a social level of a 4 year old and an academic level of an early 5 year old with the exception he can't write his own name on paper like most 5 year olds. Which we aren't the slightest worried about since really he is only not even 3 yet.
She says he articulates (speaks) better and clearer than almost all of the 3 year olds she teaches.
They have decided to start him at the end of February in the 3 year old room for the 3 remaining months and then in September when the new school year begins and he should be the 3 year old room they will be advancing him to the 4 year old room. Technically he is not even supposed to start the 3 year old room till September as he would have had to be 3 by December but due to his advancements they chose to make an exception.
If you are thinking of putting you child in preschool I have learned that they must be 3 by September 1st to attend in September and must also be fully potty trained. There was just a mom in there that was disappointed because her son turned 3 in December and he won't be able to start till September because he was not Potty Trained. I felt really sorry for her but also it made me so proud of Shane's accomplishments.
He has been potty trained since the beginning of October when he was 2 years and 5 months old.